Celebrating the 33rd Anniversary of the ADA

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On July 26, 2023, we celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the day that the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed.

“The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications and access to state and local government’ programs and services. As it relates to employment, Title I of the ADA protects the rights of both employees and job seekers. The ADA also establishes requirements for telecommunications relay servicesTitle IV, which is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), also requires closed captioning of federally funded public service announcements” (U.S. Department of Labor, 2023)*.

View an overview of what the ADA is here: https://adata.org/factsheet/ADA-overview

*U.S. Department of Labor (n.d.). Americans with Disabilities Act. Retrieved July 27, 2023, from https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/disability/ada